12th May 2017

In a recent Avvo legal guide, I addressed common issues regarding marriage and sales of real property in Oklahoma.  That guide laid out three general rules.  The deed must: 1) show the grantor/seller as single, 2) be between spouses with that … more

3rd May 2017

I got new cups for the office today: If everything works out according to plan, I will be passing some out at the Guymon Pioneer Days Parade this Saturday with the whole family.  I will also be out delivering some in … more

25th Apr 2017

I will be presenting a couple of sessions at a Continuing Legal Education seminar titled “Estate Administration From Start to Finish” in Oklahoma City on June 13. This is a National Business Institute (NBI) event.  I have worked with them several … more

3rd Feb 2017

Every so often if one or more of my kids happens to be at my office, I will take them with me if I have to go somewhere for work.  People usually enjoy seeing them, and they like getting out … more

20th Jan 2017

“Quiet Title” and “Partition” are not common words, except perhaps to a small group of attorneys that practice in areas such as property and estates.  Yet Mark Zuckerberg is making them headlines with recent legal action in Hawaii, according to … more

19th Jan 2017

Recent posts have looked at a number of safeguards in the context of a Special Administrator.   A Court often appoints a Special Administrator instantly, without notice, to attend to pressing issues in an estate.  To protect those interested in the … more

23rd Nov 2016

As discussed in the last post, a Court may appoint a Special Administrator instantly upon application.  One of the main reasons this is done is that there are urgent matters to take care of in the estate.  The law tries … more

7th Nov 2016

You can enter your name and birth date and view a sample ballot like you will see in your particular county in Oklahoma here: https://services.okelections.us/voterSearch.aspx This is helpful for reviewing state questions in advance and making sure you understand exactly … more

5th Oct 2016

30th Sep 2016

One key aspect of the Special Administrator is that a Court may appoint them instantly upon application – without the other persons involved in the estate receiving notice of the appointment and having an opportunity to be heard about the … more